• Scott Pittenger, Telluride Ski Resort

    As the stewards of many thousands of beautiful acres of high alpine land in Colorado Ski Country, our member ski areas take environmental responsibility very seriously. While the strategic direction for major sustainability initiatives comes from the top, it’s the dedicated mountain operations...

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    Celebrate Independence Day in Ski Country This Year

    Jun 29 | 1255 Views | No Comments

    Here at Colorado Ski Country USA, we know our audience and we bet it won’t take much to tempt you away from the heat and towards the mountains this Independence Day weekend. Colorado ski areas and the towns near them are pulling out all the stops to make this July 4 weekend one to remember,...

  • Sven Silverton 1

      Silverton Mountain, celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season in 2016-17, has announced  a nearly 20% increase in guided skiing availability.  The ski season will open on December 29 and will continue through April 9. Guided skiing operations will run from December 29 through March 26, and...

  • Ski Season Picking Up: Flocks of Skiers and Snowboarders Migrate to Colorado Slopes

    on February 6 | in General, Snow, Travel Planning & Tips | by | with Comments Off on Ski Season Picking Up: Flocks of Skiers and Snowboarders Migrate to Colorado Slopes

    As snow stacked up at Colorado ski resorts recently, skiers and snowboarders renewed their devotion to the state’s signature sports. Absolving doubts that variable conditions were keeping skiers involved in other pursuits, Colorado Ski Country USA resorts were greeted with booming weekend traffic. The onslaught of new snow along with the opening of more terrain and a broad menu of creative deals from resorts made it hard for skiers and riders to stay indoors last week.

    Crested Butte_Alex Fenlon

    Crested Butte_Alex Fenlon

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  • Snow: Not the Only Thing Falling

    on February 3 | in General, Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on Snow: Not the Only Thing Falling

    Ski season’s in full swing in Colorado Ski Country USA. Yes, we had a slow start, but it’s really turning around; every single one of our resorts and ski areas got dumped on at some point over the past week. That’s huge! In my neck of the wods, it loked like it was snowing potato chips at one point. And while it’s NOT Colorado’s first snow, I think that the calming melodies of the good Hank Williams Sr. sum this up:

    And while there’s been plenty of snow falling, there’s been something else falling on the slopes in Colorado: us. Falling is part of skiing, and while the twitter-verse and face-spaces are full of photos of all the glorious powder falling in Colorado, I thought I’d change it up a bit with some photos of crashes. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you: Augerfest, February 2013. Enjoy!

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  • Night Extravaganza. Yes, Seriously

    on January 31 | in Events, General, Resorts | by | with Comments Off on Night Extravaganza. Yes, Seriously

    One of the most amazing winter carnivals, hands-down, no-doubt, bet-your-season-pass is Steamboat Springs’ Winter Carnival. It’s coming up Feb 6-10. Do. Not. Miss. It. And when you get there, be sure to put on some warm socks, fill a thermos with some piping hot <ahem> cocoa, and head out for a night at the signature event, the Night Extravaganza.

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  • Powderhorn Fields More Powder

    on January 30 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Powderhorn Fields More Powder

    That’s right, it is still coming down for all you powderhounds out there, as three fresh inches fell over the past 24 hours at CSCUSA Gem resort Powderhorn. As we type this, it’s a bluebird day with plenty of fresh powder at Grand Junction’s home resort.

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    Powderhorn

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  • Risks of Parking in Colorado

    on January 29 | in Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on Risks of Parking in Colorado

    Parking in Colorado has its risks, as this poor damsel in distress recently realized after leaving her car unattended for a day a Durango Mountain Resort lot. The resort is reporting a whopping 22 inches in the last 48 hours. I believe it:

    No, it's not a mogul. It's a car.

    No, it's not a mogul. It's my car.

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  • Snowing in the High Country

    on January 28 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Snowing in the High Country

    It’s snowing again in the mountains, and resorts across Ski Country are feeling the love from Mother Nature. The most recent storm plastered the Southwest with snow – including a 32-inch, 24 hour haul at Silverton – and left plenty of snow at other resorts throughout the state. It’s not over yet either, as more snow is in the forecast for the upcoming week.

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  • A Mom’s Guide to Planning a Ski Trip

    on January 25 | in General | by | with Comments Off on A Mom’s Guide to Planning a Ski Trip

    This post comes to us from Amber Johnson, editor of Mile High Mamas.

    When we arrived back at our condo after a fun day on Winter Park’s slopes, I stopped and marveled. Our front entryway looked like a bomb had gone off and the carnage was an onslaught of gloves, boots, helmets and jackets.

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    Winter Park_Brad Torchia

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  • Durango Mountain Resort Offers a Unique & Convenient, New All Inclusive Package

    on January 24 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Durango Mountain Resort Offers a Unique & Convenient, New All Inclusive Package

    Ranked by TripAdvisor as the best value ski spot for 2012/2013, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort has unveiled a new All-Inclusive Package that includes everything needed for a dream winter vacation experience. The All Inclusive Package is unique to the ski industry in the U.S. because it includes slopeside lodging, lift tickets, lessons, use of Purgatory’s new Rossignol Experience skis or Burton Snowboards, and a daily dining credit valid in any of seven resort restaurants. This incredible three-day/three-night inclusive offer starts at just $199 per person/per night. Guests save more than $252 per person on this dream ski vacation.

    Purgatory_James Bunten

    Purgatory_James Bunten

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  • Wordless Wednesday – Avalanche Dogs of Ski Country

    on January 23 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Wordless Wednesday – Avalanche Dogs of Ski Country

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    Monarch

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  • Buttermilk in January: X Games Extremes and Buttermilk Deluxe Deals

    on January 22 | in Deals, General, Safety | by | with Comments Off on Buttermilk in January: X Games Extremes and Buttermilk Deluxe Deals

    This blog comes to Colorado Ski Country from Kristen Lummis of BraveSkiMom.com.

    Two big things happen at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen each January. The first, as you may have guessed, is the Winter X Games, at Buttermilk through at least 2014. The second is not so obvious, but it’s related to the X Games. It’s the Buttermilk Deluxe private lesson package, also known (at least to me) as “one big screaming deal.”

    Winter X Games at Aspen

    Winter X Games at Aspen

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